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Broad Band Light (BBL) and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) are advanced light technologies capable of treating a variety of skin concerns including pigmentation, blood vessels, rosacea and acne to promote overall skin rejuvenation. BBL by Sciton is the world’s most powerful IPL devise and is able to deliver most impressive results with less treatments and minimal downtime.   Limelight IPL by Cutera also delivers incredible results based on in-depth research.


BBL and Limelight IPL use light energy to heat the upper layers of the skin.  The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate.  This makes these treatments ideal for freckles and sunspots, small vessels and rosacea.  BBL also offers Forever Young technology which uses BBL energy to change the expression of genes associated with ageing resulting in long0term younger and healthier skin.  This treatment is safe for treating multiple areas of the body.  Forever Clear is another BBL technology for treating acne with incredible results.

What to Expect

Following a review of your medical history and your skin concerns, we will determine whether a Limelight photofacial is the ideal solution for you.

During your treatment, an BBL/IPL handpiece will be used to gently heat up the skin with flashes of light. As the light energy passes through the surface of the skin, it has a therapeutic effect on the pigmented and damaged cells and tissue. Along with releasing pigmented cells and reducing blood flow to broken capillaries, the treatment will also stimulate collagen production, which will help gradually smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone.

Patients can expect a pinching or stinging sensation during their treatment, however, a gel or cold compress will be used to cool and soothe the skin. The average BBL/IPL treatment takes about 30 minutes but this will depend on the area that needs to be treated. One to three treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results but severely sun damaged skin may require more.

Directly after your treatment, pigmentation and imperfections will appear darker and your skin will appear slightly red and swollen but this will only last a few hours. Over the course of the next week or two, any darkened spots will flake off and the redness produced by broken capillaries will dissipate.

We will provide you with a specific set of aftercare instructions that should be carefully followed in order to enhance your results and protect your skin from further damage going forward.

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What Can Be Treated with BBL and Limelight IPL?

The face, neck, arms, legs, back, hands and décolletage are the areas that are most often treated with Limelight IPL. Here are the issues that can be addressed with this treatment:

  • Redness: Diffuse redness associated with broken capillaries
  • Pigmentation and Sun spots: Reduce the appearance of freckles and pigmentation associated with sun damage to the face and body
  • Rosacea: Treat the symptoms associated with rosacea
  • Active Acne: Forever Clear BBL destroys acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation and redness
  • Skin rejuvenation: Forever Young BBL has been shown to change the expression of genes associated with ageing for long term younger, healthier skin

Ideal Candidates for BBL Limelight IPL

While we will need to analyse your skin prior to determining whether you are the right candidate for this treatment, overall, it is more ideal for fair, untanned skin. If you have blotchy, sun damaged or discoloured skin, BBL and Limelight IPL can reduce the appearance of sun and age-related imperfections.

Unfortunately, patients with darker skin are not ideal candidates for this treatment because there’s a higher risk of pigmentation. Patients who are currently using Isotretinoin will only be able to consider an BBL/IPL treatment six months after they have stopped taking the medication. Lastly, IPL treatments are not recommended for pregnant women.

BBL and Limelight IPL Results

The results of your BBL/Limelight IPL will gradually improve over one to three weeks once the pigmented spots start to flake and fade.  Any redness will also start to improve throughout this time as the excess blood vessels begin to break down.  Most people will need a repeat treatment after 4 weeks until your skin goals are achieved.

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